A significant portion of these software solutions leans on the ffmpeg libraries. This dependence means specific parameters and stream decoding adjustments must be made depending on the IP camera in use. For various camera brands, this involves defining specific parameters such as frame rate, resolution, and audio-video codecs. While VLC serves as a more or less universal RTSP stream player, its not without its limitations. Similarly, while FFMPEG is a versatile library, leveraging it for video re-streaming or modifying video resolution can be resource-intensive.
Reliability is paramount in video surveillance, with systems expected to operate flawlessly around the clock. Yet, due to inherent software glitches such as memory leaks, a camera might cease working after some time. In some cases, a complete software reboot is the only recourse to regain functionality.
According to our customer survey, the primary concerns are system stability and high loads. Our company is continually working on developing a stable system for IP cameras and video stream processing. Its a substantial effort to create a universal solution, not tied to a specific IP camera manufacturer. So, why the prolonged update hiatus for SmartVision ? We concluded that to address performance and stability issues, we need to rewrite the entire system and abandon third-party libraries like ffmpeg and VLC. The new version will feature our in-house video stream re-streamer and a video playback player.
Definition of CCTV Systems:
Closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems refer to a network of cameras and recording equipment used for surveillance purposes. Unlike broadcast television, the signal in a CCTV system is not openly transmitted but is instead monitored, typically for security and surveillance purposes. These systems are prevalent in various settings, capturing and recording footage that can be reviewed or monitored in real-time to enhance security, deter crime, and assist in investigations.